West Babylon, NY Real Estate News

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Imagine Carrying Your House on Your Back? This morning I'm sitting on my deck with a cup of tea thinking about my schedule for today. I turn to the right and see this little guy: I am obsessed. My husband bought a Canon Rebel T2i DSLR for me this past Christmas. Knowing I can get awesome close-up shots, I take photos of almost everything now. Mr. Snail moved along pretty quickly. By the time I got my card in the camera, he was almost up the wall! I even did a video of the little cutie:
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Another New West Babylon House For Sale | 2 Family House West Babylon - $375,000 Legal 2 family house for sale in West Babylon. This High Ranch style home has 4 bedrooms (wall can be constructed to make 5th bedroom on main level). Located in the West Babylon School District.  First Floor Layout: 1 bedroom, updated Eat-In Kitchen, Living room, Dining room & full bath.Second Floor Layout: 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen with sliders leading to large deck (CO in place), Living room, Dining room, full bath and hardwood flooring. Property Size: 5,700 square feetProperty Taxes: Without Star Program: $10,513.13  Property Taxes: With Basic Star: $9,362.15Rental Income Potential - $2,000 to $2,500 per month if you rent the upstairs portion.Rental Income Potential - $1,000 to $1,200 per month if you ...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
W. Babylon Long Island Co-op For Sale | Country Club Gardens Zip Code 11704 | South Shore Suffolk County This unit has been sold. Please contact us for current condos and co-ops for sale on Long Island at our Cell: 631-805-4400 LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF have a listing for an Upper Level Co-Op At Country Club Gardens in West Babylon Long Island 11704. Co-op For Sale Farber DriveWest Babylon, NY 11704            West Babylon Long Island Co-op For Sale | Country Club Gardens Zip Code 11704 | Suffolk County New York is an upper level co-operative apartment located at Farber Drive. Located within a pretty courtyard setting, it offers a 1 bedroom 1 bath co-op featuring Fashionable Chair Moldings in the Dining & Living Room, some Hardwood Floors, Updated Eat-In-Kitchen with door leading out...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
W. Babylon New York Co-op Rental | Country Club Gardens Zip Code 11704 Welcome To Country Club Gardens Co-op Rental Farber Drive West Babylon, New York 11704 This unit is no longer available. Please call our Cell: 631-805-4400 for current Long Island Condos/Co-ops for sale on Long Island  We have a Rental listing for an Upper Level Co-Op At Country Club Gardens in W. Babylon New York 11704. This rental cooperative includes heat, water, trash removal and 1 parking space.             W. Babylon New York Co-op Rental | Country Club Gardens Zip Code 11704 is an upper level apartment located at 197 Farber Drive is situated in a pretty courtyard setting. It's a 1 bedroom 1 bath co-op that offers Fashionable Chair Moldings in the Dining & Living Room, some Hardwood Floors, updated Eat-In-Kitch...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon Homes Under Contract (Pending Sales) - West Babylon Housing Market - 2012 Pending home sales for West Babylon NY stayed the same when compared to the last quarter of 2011. I would say 2012 is off to a good start!Listing Price Range - $174,500 to $469,990Median Sold Price - $305,0002011 - $271,000 Average Days on the Market - 1582011 - 115 Will be interesting to see how the West Babylon NY housing market does for 2012 Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 or Email JackieC@century21aa.com for a free market analysis for your West Babylon NY home!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Who Can Resist This Face? I know I can't. Kyra was a rescue puppy when we got her on December 31st, 2008 A very welcomed New Year's Eve present. She was ten weeks old back then. It makes you wonder how people can just dump puppies and dogs in the middle of winter. The good people at Last Hope Animal Rescue saved Kyra and her two siblings. In fact, our good friends have her sister, Callie. Kyra is a go with the flow kind of dog. She will lay around all day and do nothing. When we come home she is happy to see us but is not crazy with pent up energy. We take her out to do her business and come back in. She is just overall a happy camper. Kyra loves to be on the couch in between my husband and I. She just loves to be near us. And of course we love her being near us too. She has to be able ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon Housing Market 2012 The median sold price for West Babylon broke the $300K ceiling ending with $302,500 for the first quarter of 2012. The last time West Babylon saw a median sales price of $300K+ was in the 4th quarter of 2009! 26 homes sold in West Babylon during the 1st quarter of 2011. The lowest price home was listed for $180,000 and sold for $171,000. It is a five bedroom, eight room Cape home. Needed a lot of updating. On the market for 53 days. Sold for 5% below list price. It was an Estate sale. The highest price home was listed for $469,900 and sold for $469,000. It is a 4 bedroom, nine room Colonial home and new construction. On the market for 2 days. And the buyer paid cash!Contact me today (631) 703-0201 to find out what your West Babylon home is worth in today...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Where is the Town of Babylon Recycling Center and do they take Body Parts? The Town of Babylon's Recycling Center is operated by the town's Environmental Control.Address: 57 West Field Street in West Babylon NY Phone: (631) 249-9346 Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. I'm guessing for lunch. This is where you dispose of items that you feel cannot be picked up at the curb. I am sure you are wondering what items they do not take. Hold onto your pants for this: Explosives, ammunition and ........BODY PARTS! Gotta love humor on this fine Monday mornin'!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon Library Presents  Hauntings on Long Island with Joseph Flammer & Diane Hill Paranormal Experts Joseph Flammer & Diane Hill will be exploring "the other side" along with what are ghosts and why do ghosts haunt graveyards and old homes. They will also cover what may be the hottest paranormal spots on Long Island. They will want to hear your ghost stories and will be signing copies of their books before this program begins so if you have their books, bring them! Where: West Babylon Public Library211 Route 109Phone: (631) 669-5445Date: March 27th, 2012Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Admission: FREEDirections and Map for the West Babylon Public Library:View Larger Map
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Breakfast With The Easter Bunny - Sunday April 1st 2012What is better than breakfast with the Easter Bunny? When you have your family and friends with you to enjoy a delicious Easter breakfast together! Where: West Babylon Fire Department - 126 Arnold Avenue West Babylon NYDate: Sunday, April 1st, 2012Time: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. Menu: pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and juiceCost: $7 for Adults; $4 for children Don't forget to bring your camera and video camera to capture the fun! Map and directions to the West Babylon Fire Department
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Springtime on Long Island - The Morning Doves Are Back Every Spring the morning doves make their nest in a tree by our front door. Last year, hurricane Irene took most of the nest away and I figured the birds won't be back. I was wrong! Little by little they are putting the nest back together. The two morning doves are back and forth with little pieces of grass and whatever else they can find. I can only imagine how hard it must be for them to do that. Just goes to show you that with determination, you can do just about anything. Happy Spring everyone!
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Bagel Factory West Babylon NY - Excellent Egg Sandwiches! Got a hankering for a tasty egg sandwich on a bagel? Let me tell you, Bagel Factory in West Babylon NY has got that. I go there a few times a week for their delicious egg sandwiches and coffee. They get it right every time.No matter what you order at Bagel Factory, you will not be disappointed. Besides bagels, they have low-carb bagels, egg sandwiches, lunch meats, and great coffee! And below is what I had for breakfast this morning. An everything bagel with 1 scrambled egg, cheese and well done bacon. Yes, if you want your bacon fried to a crisp like me they will happily do it for you. Bagel Factory is located on Montauk Highway in West Babylon across from Burger King and just East of Wendy's. Stop by today and give ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Housing Market 2011 Overall, the West Babylon NY housing market saw a 0.34% increase in the median sales price since January 2011. Let's look at the West Babylon NY housing market since January 2007: 2007 - 12.63% decrease2008 - 16.04% decrease2009 - 1.67% increase2010 - 4.67% decrease2011 - 0.35% increase Since January 2007 to December 2011, the West Babylon NY housing market decreased by 31.06%. The West Babylon NY housing market saw the worst in 2008 with a 16.04% decrease and saw the best in 2010 with a 4.67% increase. Since the quarterly median sales prices of 2011 stayed fairly tight, I'm hoping that 2012 will be the year for stabilization for the West Babylon NY housing market. When stabilization occurs, it will stay that way for a while. Do not expect a sellers m...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund - Donate What You Can You may have heard that NYPD officer Peter Figoski was killed in the line of duty earlier this week. He leaves behind four daughters, two are in high school and two are in college. Peter Figoski was responding to an armed robbery in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn NY. He was shot in the face once and passed away a few hours later. With 22 years on the job, he made over 200 arrests and received 12 medals. One of them is the Exceptional Merit Award for coming under fire in a brush in the early 1990's with a man who was later convicted as the city's copycat Zodiac killer. I remember that one. The Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund was created for his four daughters to pay for their college education. You can donate as much as you want/can. I know ti...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Housing Market - Week Ending 11/27/11 One home sold last week in West Babylon NY: 763 Centerwood Street West Babylon NY 11704 - This is a 5 bedroom, 12 room Colonial. Listed for $329,000 and sold for $310,000. On the market for 33 days. List price to sold price ratio: 5.8% There are 99 homes for sale in West Babylon NY in the West Babylon School District. Prices range from $174,500 to $950,000. 94 homes have sold in West Babylon NY in the West Babylon School District since January 1st, 2011. Sold prices range from $125,000 to $457,500. Average days on the market: 121 Average property taxes: $8,564. Average sold price: $287,200 West Babylon NY Median Sold Price by Quarter for 2011: The West Babylon Housing Market in 2010 was stabilizing. 2011 is a little more erratic but ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
How To Winterize Your Long Island Home Yes, it's that time of year again my lovely readers. Fall is here but before you know it, the temperatures will begin to drop. It's time for you to work on winterizing your Long Island home before the cold weather sets in. Below are some tips to help you get started: Exterior - Chimney Inspect chimney cap. If missing or damaged, replace it. You don't want little critters making a home in your chimney. Have your chimney swept. Especially if you haven't done so in a long while. Inspect brickwork on the chimney. Exterior - Windows & Doors Replace cracked windows. Caulk around windows if the present caulk has worn or is missing. Take screens out and replace them with the storm windows. Check vinyl siding. If some are missing try to replace. Exterior -...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
West Babylon NY Housing Market - 3rd Quarter Sold Homes for West Babylon NY The West Babylon NY housing market quarterly median sold price faired better than the end of the 2nd quarter 2011. When we compare the first quarter of 2007 to the 3rd quarter of 2011, the West Babylon median sold price has decreased by 29.61%. That is a little over 7% per year. 26 homes sold during 3rd quarter in West Babylon NY. Sold prices range from $180,000 to $420,000 with the majority being in the mid $200,000 range. Median sold price: $287,500. Average days on the market: 105. List price to sold price ratio: 5.25%   Call me today (cell: 631-703-0201) to find out what your West Babylon NY home is worth in today's market.
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Direct Postcard Mailing Works! Direct postcard mailings do work only if you are consistent. I got the following listing because of it: The listing was a 1 bedroom coop unit in West Babylon NY. Sold it in 72 days. If I didn't send postcard mailings there every other month, this homeowner wouldn't have known I existed even though I used to live there and moved out 4 years ago. He had no idea I was in real estate until he received one of my postcard mailings. And, he also hired me to help him buy a new home. It costs me $50.00 per mailing six times per year. That is $300.00 per year and it more than pays for itself with just one listing received and sold. I know some say direct postcard mailings do not work. Do you do it consistently? If you answer no, then that is why it doesn't work. It ...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
This Little Guy Cooperated For The Photo Shoot! Last week I was working from home and kept hearing "animal" noises outside. I went onto my deck with my camera and listened to where the sound was coming from. I put the camera on digital zoom and found this squirrel just sitting in the tree making his voice known. Not sure why he was making sounds. He wasn't eating and his tail was up against his body which means he didn't feel in danger. I looked up what their different sounds mean: Common Sounds Squirrels Make By looking at that list, he was making a cutting sound. Maybe he was pooping because he wasn't eating, lol. He certainly cooperated for me. I took a bunch of photos and posted the best ones. I should have used a tripod to keep the camera more steady but I figured he would leave if...
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
Wordless Wednesday - We Do Have Beautiful Sunsets on Long Island I took these photos from the front of my home last week. It's rare to see sunsets like this. I've always admired how beautiful sunsets are in other parts of the country. Our sunsets and surises on Long Island are more beautiful to see on the Eastern end of Long Island where the land is more low lying and of course from the beach. So much for wordless wednesday!
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